Cats kill billions of small mammals, reptiles, and birds every year. In environments where cats have natural predators, like coyotes, this isn’t a problem. But left unchecked, cats can become an invasive species that damages local ecosystems. »
Paw prints from a domestic cat were recently noticed by researchers on a 2,000-year-old Roman roof tile, proving that cats have been remorseless life-ruiners since at least the dawn of Christianity. »
You probably don’t know your cat as well as you think you do. According to a recent survey of cat owners in the UK, most people are pretty clueless about their cats’ lives. »
In the past few days, a wave of articles, Facebook posts, and tweets seemingly struck a major blow for #teamdog: dramatic headlines informed us that a recent study found that cat ownership causes people to go crazy. Most of the articles later clarify that the study, which looked specifically at schizophrenia (not… »
A team of geneticists is ready to unlock the secrets behind Internet celebrity cat Lil Bub’s unique appearance.
Keeping a pet healthy requires resources and open space, and in the cities of the future both may be at such a premium that live pets will become a thing of the past. Australian researcher Jean-Loup Rault suggests robotic and virtual-reality pets may replace the real thing. »
Does what it says on the tin — animals randomly invading the fields of various sporting events. Dogs get pride of place, and seem to think they're participating. But it's not just dogs. »
This video is an animation based on a Japanese woodcut called "Popular Hotspring Spa (of Cats)." It's from 1880, but artist Utagawa Yoshifuji's imaginary world of spa cats looks like something that's unfolding at the intersection of LOLcat and internetville. »
I think we all knew this, but watching it in time lapse form is pretty astonishing. Watch as a strip of sunlight moves across the floor during a day, and packs of cats move with it. It happens so slowly in real life, that at the end of the day, I can tell my cats have moved but I NEVER SAW IT HAPPEN. »
I was reading about animals on the internet, as I am wont to do, when I came across this amazing photograph: »
As any cat owner who's ever received a package can attest, cats fucking love boxes. But why? Why can't I open an Amazon package without my cat parking his furry ass inside his new cardboard castle and staring up at me like, "What're you gonna do about it, loser?" »
The cat Kaiser and the dog Nana once went head to head in a competition to see who was the best trained animal around. And now, years later, they've teamed up to show a pair of rats named Raven and Famous who's boss. But, for sheer number of tricks, the rats win. They also win by having adorable tiny props for theirs. »
It's December 18? How did that happen? If the holidays got away from you this year — and you're feeling the pinch of the most wonderful … and freakin' expensive ... time of the year — we've got you covered in the last-minute affordable gift department. Here are the best last-minute gifts for under a ten-spot.